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December 2017

2017 Volunteer Thank You Promos
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 12th
A special thank you package is on its way to all of our volunteers from 2017. Check out these volunteer exclusive promos!
The 2017 Ambassador Gift Promos
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 11th
Check out the promos that we provided to our Ambassadors in 2017: Neelix!
Chief Ambassador Jeremy Benedict Stepping Down
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 10th
Jeremy Benedict, our long-time Chief Ambassador, is stepping down from the role.
Tenth Birthday Sale
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 8th
The Continuing Committee is celebrating it's 10th year with a sale on Premium Memberships!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Cardassian Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Paddy Tye’s “Bloody Cardies! Simple Cardassian Deck for Will V2.0” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Cardassian
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 4th
How many lights do you see? I don't understand how you can be so mistaken, because it's the Cardassian's turn under the design spotlight.
December Errata: My Mind to Your Mind
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderDecember 4th
Errata for Vulcan Mindmeld and some friends.
Period of Review Dates and Times
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 4th
The Period of Review is Nigh!
Welcome to Cardassian Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 3rd
Cardassians are in the Spotlight this week.
November Financial Update
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerDecember 3rd
Holidays Holidays and Money Money Money
October Finance Update
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerDecember 2nd
Happy Holidays... Money....
Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 - Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 1st
Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 is now available for free and immediate download.
2018 European Continentals
by Julius Melhardt, European OP CoordinatorDecember 1st
2018 European Continentals will take place in Kassel, Germany from July 26th - 29th

November 2017

The 24 (or so) People You'll Meet in the Nekrit Expanse
by Charlie Plaine, Has Seen Things, Has Done ThingsNovember 30th
For today's Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview card deck, I attempt to answer a simple question: what's the smallest set of personnel that can beat the most popular dilemmas today?
The Road to Worlds: British Nationals
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorNovember 30th
Let's take a look at Stefan de Walf's winning deck!
I'm Hunting Wabbits
by Charlie Plaine, Dreaming About 1E DecksNovember 29th
Another day, another Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview card! Today, led Mellis lead you in an Hirogen Hunt!
Did You Remember Where We Parked?
by Charlie Plaine, Having Nightmares About 1E DecksNovember 28th
In today's Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview article, meet the Federation President from Star Trek IV: Hiram Roth!
Statement on Organized Play Changes
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 28th
Read (or watch) the Chairman's statement on recent changes in Organized Play.
A Little Bit of This, and That, and That...
by Charlie Plaine, Regretting This PlanNovember 27th
A new HQ card from Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 rewards you for packing as many property logos onto your personnel as you can. How many can you get in a Federation deck?
Galactic Rainbow Brite, in Pieces
by Charlie Plaine, Questionably Good at Building DecksNovember 26th
See a new event, Planet of Galactic Peace, from Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 along with a new jump start deck that is just weird.
Mo'Lak is Not a Fan of Six-Sided Tings
by Charlie Plaine, Big Fan of CubesNovember 25th
What'll you do with a drunken Klingon? Go hunting space monsters!
Announcing Warp Pack: Holiday 2017!
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 24th
Enjoy a holiday surprise with nine (9) new First Edition cards in Warp Pack: Holiday 2017!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Bajoran Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 21st
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Matthew Zinno’s “Bajor for Bajorans. And some Ferengi. And a Klingon. And someone who is secretly a Trill.” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 20th
See if the Prophets are with you, as the Bajorans get their turn in the design spotlight.
Welcome to Bajoran Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 19th
Peldor Joi! Coincidentally, we're celebrating Bajorans during the United States' version of the Gratitude Festival.
Welcome to the Station
by Derrick Marsh, Guest WriterNovember 18th
Rounding out Deep Space 9 week with a look at the station in First Edition.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Deep Space 9 Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 14th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Bruce Parrish’s Combined Task Force deck.
The Road to Worlds: Texas Chainsaw Masters
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorNovember 14th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Kenneth Tufts and Matt Kirk!
Austrian Nationals 2017
by Julius Melhardt, European OP CoordinatorNovember 13th
Austrian Nationals 2017 December 9th-10th in Vienna, Austria
Design Spotlight: First Edition Deep Space 9
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 13th
Today's design spotlight article takes a look at the Federation Deep Space 9 decks, focusing in particular on deck based around the station itself.
Welcome to Deep Space 9 Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 12th
We're on the Federation frontier this week, visiting Deep Space 9.
Nowhere to hide. A deck for the advanced players.
by Niall Matthew, the Cybernetic SexecutionerNovember 11th
A Borg deck for the advanced players.
The Road to Worlds: Canadian Nationals
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorNovember 9th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Michael Van Breemen and Kenneth Tufts.
Playing First Edition Borg
by Niall Matthew, Inserter of TubulesNovember 7th
Never played Borg before? This deck will guide you in the right path...
Design Spotlight: First Edition Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 6th
Prepare to be assimilated, as it's Borg week in the Spotlight Series. Find out about Borg strengths, weaknesses, and future plans in this design spotlight.
Welcome to Borg Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 5th
Welcome to Borg Week!
Worlds 2018: Time and Place in Space.
by Kenneth Tufts, Director of Organized PlayNovember 4th
The worlds 2018 location and date.

October 2017

September Financial Update
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerOctober 24th
End of Second Quarter
Nth Degree Release Kits in the Promenade
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerOctober 23rd
Requisition a Nth Degree Release Kit Today!
2017 Q3 Raffle Date Change
by Dan Hamman, Raffle MasterOctober 21st
Date change for the next raffle: Tune in November 4th at 9am Pacific.
The Period of Review is Nigh!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanOctober 16th
The Continuing Committee seeks a host for the Period of Review.
Update: Texas Chainsaw Masters
by John Corbett, HostOctober 16th
Just in case you're on the fence about attending here's some more information that might help tip the scales.
From Magic Kingdom to the United Kingdom - UK 1E Nationals 2017
by Paddy Tye, Returning Invader and First Edition Creative ManagerOctober 10th
The British Invaders from Worlds issue an invitation...
The Road to Worlds
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorOctober 9th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Jason Drake and John Corbett!
Spotlight Series on Hiatus
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanOctober 1st
The Spotlight Series is taking a few weeks off.

September 2017

Star Trek @ 51
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerSeptember 30th
A year on from the 50th anniversary, how have the cards from the 1E anniversary set changed the game?
2017 Canadian National Championships - November 4th-5th
by Kenneth Tufts, Director of Organized PlaySeptember 28th
Canadian Nationals 2017 yay!
Additions to the 2017 Worlds Championship Prize Pool
by Kenneth Tufts, Director of Organized PlaySeptember 27th
The CC is pleased to announce some significant additions to the World Championship prize pools in Orlando.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Non-Aligned Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 26th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes James Heaney’s Warlord (Or: The War Council Seeks the Stone of Gol) deck.
Welcome to Non-aligned Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 24th
Welcome to Non-aligned Week!
Design Spotlight: First Edition Non-Aligned
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 24th
It's time to discuss the pros and cons of a Non-Aligned affiliation in First Edition in this week's design spotlight article.
2017-2018 WCT (World Championship Trek) League Season begins in October
by Kenneth Tufts, Director of Organized PlaySeptember 21st
2017-2018 WCT (World Championship Trek) League Season begins in October.
Vulcan Spies
by James Monsebroten, Staff WriterSeptember 19th
A Vulcan deck using IDIC: Courage of the V'Shar
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Romulan Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 19th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Matt Hayes’ Romulan Chess deck.
Vulcan Scheming of a White Christmas
by Charlie Plaine, Live Long and Prosper Lead DesignerSeptember 17th
Not sure what to do with the new Vulcan affiliation? Use this deck based on the Schemes of the High Command as a starting point!
Welcome to Romulan Week
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 17th
Welcome to Romulan Week. Unscramble the words to identify the episode.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Romulan
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 17th
It's not easy being green, unless you have an elite network of spies at your beck and call. It's time for the Romulans to get their turn in the design spotlight.
Article Without Words
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 16th
What more needs to be said?
We're the Syrranites. We Don't Lie.
by Matthew Zinno, Logical DesignerSeptember 15th
An in-depth look at the cards which make up the Syrranite sect.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Klingon Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 12th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ To Illegit (sp) to Quit deck.
All Vulcans Allowed
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 12th
Step 1, play your Vulcans. Step 2, get your Vulcans to the spaceline. Step 3, Logic!
What OP event do you want to host/run?
by Kenneth Tufts, Director of Organized PlaySeptember 11th
Organized Play needs YOU… to tell us what events you’re interested in hosting.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Klingon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 10th
Klingons take center stage in this week's look at the design spotlight.
A Klingon Scramble
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 10th
Solve the puzzle to name the Klingon episode!
August Financial Statements
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerSeptember 6th
August Financial recap.
July Financial Statements
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerSeptember 5th
July Finances Recap.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, TNG Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ well-known Lean Mean TNG Fed Scientific Diplomacy deck.
The Next Generation Word Search
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 4th
What's a Spotlight Series without puzzles? Test your word finding ability with this TNG puzzle.
Welcome Back, Spotlight Series!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 4th
Help us celebrate ten years of the Continuing Committee with the revival of the Spotlight Series.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Federation
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
In the first design spotlight article of the new Spotlight Series, we take a look at the Federation in First Edition.
Design Spotlight: Overview
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're returning to the Spotlight Series! Read up on the latest design philosophies and strategies here!
Live Long and Prosper Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 1st
Live Long and Prosper is now available.

August 2017

Clarity: Retiring Revised and X-List (Standard)
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerAugust 30th
As part of an effort to improve clarity, we will be retiring the Revised and X-List (Standard) rules sets for First Edition as of January 1st, 2018.
The Road to Worlds: Australia and GenCon
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorAugust 25th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Robert Dawson, Michael Moskop, Phil Schrader!
The Spotlight Series is Making a Come-back!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 13th
There’s a lot of stuff happening at the Continuing Committee right now. One project is the reboot of the Spotlight Series.
Peace and Long Life
by Charlie Plaine, Lead DesignerAugust 11th
Live Long and Prosper, the second expansion in the 22nd-century block, will release on Friday, September 1st.
News from the Finance Department
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerAugust 9th
Incorporation, bylaws, associations, and regulations.....

July 2017

The Seven Cards You'll Meet on Vulcan
by Kaufman, Staff WriterJuly 24th
Before we look forward to the wonders of the Pre-Warp pack, let's take a look at those that have come before.
The Road to Worlds: NA and EU Continentals
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJuly 20th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Kevin Jaeger and Stefan Slaby!
Raffle Time!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJuly 12th
The 2017 Q2 Raffle is now live!
July 2017 Printable Card Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 10th
Thirty-three (33) promos become freely printable as of today.
June Financials
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerJuly 7th
Income Statement & Balance Sheet for June 2017.
What's Going On With the Website?
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 2nd
Some background and information on recent technical problems with the site.
May Financial Report
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerJuly 1st
May 2017